International Volleyball returns to Cayman Islands
GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, November 11, 2016 - The first
round of the CAZOVA zonal qualifying series for the 2018 FIVB
Women’s World Volleyball Championship, will resume here on
Saturday with the start of action in Group C.
The two-day event will be the first international indoor
competition to be staged in the Cayman Islands since a
qualifying tournament for the previous (2014) Men’s World
Championship took place here four years ago.
However a leg of the NORCECA Beach Tour has been contested here
for the last eight years and Kennedy McGowan, president of the
Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation, feels that his team has
gained enough experience to stage a successful tournament.
Mushtaque Mohammed was impressed with the “new air-conditioned
venue” and stated that the Control Team was able to rectify the
difficulties they encountered on the court during today’s
The president of CAZOVA (Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association)
also said that he was very happy with the accommodations his
team is receiving and expects “participation at a high level.”
Teams from Bahamas, Bonaire, Guadeloupe and host country Cayman
Islands will be battling in round-robin competition and the top
two finishers will qualify for the second round in Jamaica in
Curacao and United States Virgin Islands moved forward from
Group A in August in St Croix and two more will qualify when
Aruba, Haiti, Martinique and Suriname meet in the final event
(Group B) in Aruba in two weeks.
The next World Championship will take place in Japan and six
countries from the NORCECA region will be involved.